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Integration of clinical practice guidelines with electronic medical records

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10458
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC12-22
The Canadian Medical Association supports the integration of clinical practice guidelines with electronic medical records.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC12-22
The Canadian Medical Association supports the integration of clinical practice guidelines with electronic medical records.
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The Canadian Medical Association supports the integration of clinical practice guidelines with electronic medical records.
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Healthy body mass index prior to pregnancy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10473
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-62
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the development of guidelines to promote the importance of a healthy body mass index prior to pregnancy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-62
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the development of guidelines to promote the importance of a healthy body mass index prior to pregnancy.
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The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the development of guidelines to promote the importance of a healthy body mass index prior to pregnancy.
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Road safety research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10494
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-61
The Canadian Medical Association supports road safety research and the creation of provincial/territorial evaluation networks to compile, monitor and analyze pertinent road safety data.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-61
The Canadian Medical Association supports road safety research and the creation of provincial/territorial evaluation networks to compile, monitor and analyze pertinent road safety data.
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The Canadian Medical Association supports road safety research and the creation of provincial/territorial evaluation networks to compile, monitor and analyze pertinent road safety data.
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Depression in the workplace

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10513
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC12-92
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a comprehensive strategy to address the impact of depression in the workplace.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC12-92
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a comprehensive strategy to address the impact of depression in the workplace.
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The Canadian Medical Association will develop a comprehensive strategy to address the impact of depression in the workplace.
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Vaccination for human papillomavirus

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10516
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-95
The Canadian Medical Association calls for public funding to vaccinate both girls and boys for human papillomavirus.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-95
The Canadian Medical Association calls for public funding to vaccinate both girls and boys for human papillomavirus.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association calls for public funding to vaccinate both girls and boys for human papillomavirus.
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Sunscreen labelling

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10517
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC12-96
The Canadian Medical Association calls for the review and update of sunscreen labelling regulations and directions for all sunscreen products.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
GC12-96
The Canadian Medical Association calls for the review and update of sunscreen labelling regulations and directions for all sunscreen products.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association calls for the review and update of sunscreen labelling regulations and directions for all sunscreen products.
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Radiation-emitting laser or pulsed-light devices

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10518
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-97
The Canadian Medical Association calls for the implementation of strict credentialing requirements for personnel who operate any radiation-emitting laser or pulsed-light devices when treating patients with medical or cosmetic skin concerns.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
GC12-97
The Canadian Medical Association calls for the implementation of strict credentialing requirements for personnel who operate any radiation-emitting laser or pulsed-light devices when treating patients with medical or cosmetic skin concerns.
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The Canadian Medical Association calls for the implementation of strict credentialing requirements for personnel who operate any radiation-emitting laser or pulsed-light devices when treating patients with medical or cosmetic skin concerns.
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Antibiotics in animals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10534
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC12-114
The Canadian Medical Association supports regulations to severely limit the use of medically important antibiotics on animals being raised for human consumption.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-08-15
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
GC12-114
The Canadian Medical Association supports regulations to severely limit the use of medically important antibiotics on animals being raised for human consumption.
Text
The Canadian Medical Association supports regulations to severely limit the use of medically important antibiotics on animals being raised for human consumption.
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Regulatory measures to ban smoking in outdoor public places

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy10684
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-12-08
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD13-03-86
The Board of Directors recommends to all levels of government that they enact regulatory measures to ban smoking in outdoor public places under their jurisdiction.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2012-12-08
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
BD13-03-86
The Board of Directors recommends to all levels of government that they enact regulatory measures to ban smoking in outdoor public places under their jurisdiction.
Text
The Board of Directors recommends to all levels of government that they enact regulatory measures to ban smoking in outdoor public places under their jurisdiction.
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A national action plan for mental illness and mental health : a call for action

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy171
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2002-12-07
Topics
Health care and patient safety
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy endorsement
Last Reviewed
2019-03-03
Date
2002-12-07
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Text
A National Action Plan for Mental Illness and Mental Health : A Call for Action This consensus statement was drafted at the National Summit on Mental Illness and Mental Health held on October 3, 4, 2002. The consensus statement was ratified subsequently by each of the signatory organizations. VISION We envision a country where all Canadians enjoy good mental health. Canadians with mental illnesses*, their families and care providers must have access to the care, support and respect to which they are entitled and in parity with other health conditions. PRINCIPLES We are committed to a National Action Plan that upholds the following principles: 1. Mental illness and mental health issues must be considered within the framework of the determinants of health and recognizes the important linkages among mental, neurological and physiological health. 2. Given the impact of mental health issues and mental illness (i.e. on the suffering of Canadians, on mortality, especially from suicide, on the economy, on social services such as health, education and criminal justice), Canadian governments and health planners must address mental health issues commensurate with the level of their burden on society. 3. Mental health promotion and the treatment of mental illnesses must be timely, continuous, inter-disciplinary, culturally appropriate, and integrated across the full life cycle and the continuum of care (i.e. physical and mental health; social supports and tertiary care to home/community care). KEY ELEMENTS OF A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN 1. National Mental Health Goals. These goals would provide a framework to, for example, evaluate both processes and outcomes, set minimum standards, and assess systemic change. 2. A Policy Framework. The framework must provide for a comprehensive health promotion and service delivery plan, an enhanced research program, a surveillance and national data/information system, a public education strategy, a health human resources plan, and an innovations fund that embraces both mental illness and mental health promotion as well as the principles of recovery and citizenship. 3. Dedicated, Sustained and Adequate Resources tied to the National Mental Health Goals and specific outcomes. 4. An Accountability Mechanism, such as annual reporting on, for example, access, mental health status, systemic change and the application of best practices. * NOTE: The use of the term "mental illness" in this "Call for Action" includes diseases, disorders, conditions or problems. It also includes the spectrum of addictions. A CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND ACTION We, the undersigned, urge the federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together with federal leadership to recognize and act upon the compelling moral, social and economic case for mental health promotion and mental illness care. SIGNATORY ORGANIZATIONS Canadian Medical Association Canadian Psychiatric Association NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE OCTOBER 2002 SUMMIT Autism Society of Canada Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness & Mental Health Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Canadian Association of Social Workers Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses Canadian Health Care Association Canadian Medical Association Canadian Mental Health Association Canadian Psychiatric Association Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation Canadian Psychological Association College of Family Physicians of Canada Mood Disorders Society of Canada National Network for Mental Health Native Mental Health Association of Canada Schizophrenia Society 1
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Community housing for the mentally ill

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy50
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
2002-08-21
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
GC02-63
That Canadian Medical Association call on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to adopt strategies to deal with the current absence of an adequate network of community housing for the chronically mentally ill, including adequate resources, coordination and appropriate supervision of standards.
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-05-20
Date
2002-08-21
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
GC02-63
That Canadian Medical Association call on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to adopt strategies to deal with the current absence of an adequate network of community housing for the chronically mentally ill, including adequate resources, coordination and appropriate supervision of standards.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association call on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to adopt strategies to deal with the current absence of an adequate network of community housing for the chronically mentally ill, including adequate resources, coordination and appropriate supervision of standards.
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